To play Powerball, you must select five main numbers between 1 and 69 and choose a Powerball number between 1 and 26. The price of a Powerball ticket is $2 and you can also add the Power Play option to your ticket for an additional $1, multiplying any winnings other than the jackpot. To win the Powerball jackpot, you must match all five main numbers and the Powerball number drawn. There are nine ways to win, with prices starting at $4 for matching just the Powerball number.
Play Powerball at an Authorized Dealer
Choose a ballot. To play, simply visit your authorized dealer and pick up a game ticket. The price of each set is $2.
Select your numbers. If you choose your own numbers, select five main numbers from 1 to 69 and one number from 1 to 26 for each game you wish to play. On the other hand, you can also check the ‘Quick Pick’ option and the machine will select random number combinations.
Adds Power Play option. If you wish to add Power Play, check the ‘Yes’ box next to the Power Play option, as shown on the game sheet.
I have made a mistake. If you make a mistake on your ticket, select the ‘void’ option. Don’t try to erase the mistake.
Enter multiple draws. You can play up to 26 consecutive draws by checking the appropriate box under ‘Multiple Draw’ / ‘Number of Draws’.
Tickets cannot be cancelled. You should check your tickets to make sure the numbers and printed date are correct before leaving the store where you purchased your Powerball ticket.
If you need more help choosing your numbers, you can use the Number Generator, which will create a random selection for you, or you can check the Powerball Statistics if you want to choose your numbers based on their evolution of results.
You can buy tickets seven days a week until the cut-off time on drawing night. The cut-off time for ticket sales varies by state and is approximately one hour before each drawing. To avoid lines, buy your tickets early, especially when the jackpot reaches record numbers.
How to Play Powerball with Power Play
Power Play is an optional add-on game that costs $1 per play. If you win a prize with Power Play, non-jackpot wins are multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 (x10 Power Play multiplier is only possible when the jackpot is estimated at $150 million or less). The Match 5 Power Play prize is always $2 million, regardless of the number of Power Plays drawn. You can check the prizes you can receive with the Power Play option on the Powerball Prizes page.